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Thursday 28 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Irish History

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FactCheck: Has no government minister ever gone before the Public Accounts Committee?
Will Michael Noonan be the first sitting minister to go to the PAC? Or is Leo Varadkar wrong?
A Nazi programme and GAA medals are among pieces of Irish history soon to go on sale
The auction in Kilkenny features over 800 lots.
Only True Irish History Buffs Will Get Over 80% In This Quiz
Get your thinking caps on.
FactCheck: No, "Irish slaves" did NOT build the White House
FactCheck debunks a false claim that has gone viral after a major speech by Michelle Obama, last night.
Here's how you can shape the living history of Ireland next month
Make your mark on Irish history.
Every vote counts: The closest election results in recent Irish history
The man who won a Dáil seat by one vote tells us: “It was an awful way to win, but a terrible way to lose.”
When fear and hatred of Irish Catholics set fire to an American city
What an explosive, forgotten 172-year-old chapter in Irish-American history can teach us about the world today.
Your Christmas Day in front of the telly, December 1962
Teilifís Éireann’s first ever TV Christmas, 53 years ago.
What Ireland looked like on every White Christmas since 1964
What did we watch on RTE in 1964? Who had the Christmas No 1 during the Big Freeze of 2010?
WATCH: Santa visits the children of Dublin in 1948
Best day ever.
WATCH: Relive a 1940s Irish Christmas with these magical archive videos
Snowball fights, the Christmas Day swim, and grown men acting like little children – more than 70 years ago.
Christmas at Clerys: A century of bittersweet memories
How much for a bag of toy soldiers?
We've found 73 MILLION old £20 notes behind the couch since the euro arrived
€4.1 billion in punts, overall. That’s a hell of a lot of Communion money.
WATCH: A treasure trove of old Irish newsreels has gone online for the first time
Walt Disney meets Dev, Miss Ireland 1942, and the ESB in Bahrain, 1977.
10 tips for offbeat travellers in Ireland
If you like exploring Irish history, stories and eccentricities then read on…
These everyday objects bring a century of Irish history to life online
Two new exhibitions chronicle the defining decades of modern Irish history.
Which Era of Irish History Should You Have Lived In?
You would have loved it too.
Is this Ireland's oldest Tayto bag?
From waaaay back in 2001.
Read the diary of an Irish priest in the World War I trenches
You can now read his diaries online.
PHOTOS: Tracing the footsteps of one of the Great Famine's darkest chapters
In May 1847, 1,490 people from Strokestown, Co Roscommon set out for Canada. Less than half of them made it there.
To thee I do wed: A century of marriage in Ireland
How was it when your parents and grandparents got hitched? And how does today’s Ireland compare?
"Your borstal is a disgrace": A grim century of St Pat's
St Patrick’s Institution started in Co Tipperary – and was once condemned by Fr Edward Flanagan of ‘Boys’ Town’ fame.
Liam Neeson to use his very particular set of skills to narrate 1916 doc
The series will be aired on RTÉ as well as the BBC.
Rough and tumble: Here are 7 times Irish politics got physical
Let’s have it then, Deputy…
The tale of the 18th century baronet, his Irish mistress and a horrific love charm
“Nothing prepared me for the unearthing this tale of witchcraft, lust and horror, set in 18th century Co Mayo.”
Uncovering another Ireland... by cycling 1000kms along an old railway line
Artist Pamela de Brí found lots of interesting people and places during her trip.
6 of the dirtiest insults thrown across the floors of the Dáil and Seanad
Featuring: Scumbags, fannies, turnips and a certain future Taoiseach.
Dubliners to retrace the steps of 1916 Rising fighters on Freedom Trail
Walk this way.
Bullets, blood and childbirth: Emergency services and the 1916 Rising
It’s all in a logbook that was bought by Dublin City Council.
IN IMAGES: A brief history of the Irish protest
This ain’t our first rodeo.
Extract: The bits of Irish history you weren't taught at school
Do you remember when ‘I Shot JR’ windscreen sticker were ubiquitous or The Hucklebuck dominated the Irish music scene?
Take This Tricky Irish History Quiz
How much do you actually know about your country?
This historic Cork mansion was the scene of a kidnapping, and it's now at risk
The house has a private owner who lives in the USA.
New US ambassador to Ireland to be sworn in today
The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan, is attending the ceremony in Washington DC.
Extract: The passionate and inspirational women of the Irish Revolution – in photos
Remembering some of the women played who played pivotal roles in Irish revolution.
WATCH: David Norris calls 1916 rebels 'traitors to their own cause'
The plot thickens…
WATCH: This colour video brings 1950s Dublin to life
“I want to go to there…”
Gerry Adams lashes out at John Bruton for calling the 1916 Rising 'a mistake'
And so begins the Great Irish History Debate of 2014-2016…
Was Cromwell framed? Why one man thinks he might not have been that bad after all...
A new book by an Irish amateur historian says that two men were responsible for Cromwell’s dastardly reputation.